Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 6, 2017


2013
Taylor Swift brings out surprise guests Tim McGraw and Keith Urban to play "Highway Don't Care" at Nashville's LP Field during the CMA Music Festival. The Zac Brown Band also welcomes two unannounced guests: Kenny Rogers and Kid Rock

2012
Carrie Underwood wins a pair of trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. She claims Video of the Year, for "Good Girl"; and Collaborative Video of the Year, for the Brad Paisley duet "Remind Me"

2009
George Strait headlines the inaugural event at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Lee Ann Womack is a last-minute replacement for Julianne Hough, who bows out with strep throat

2005
Toby Keith picks up two gold singles, for "I Love This Bar" and his duet with Willie Nelson, "Beer For My Horses"

1997
Touchstone Pictures debuts the movie "Con Air," with Trisha Yearwood singing "How Do I Live." The picture also uses Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"

1981
Travis Tritt graduates from high school

1974
Singer/songwriter Matthew Shafer is born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Using the stage name Uncle Kracker, he establishes himself as a pop act with the 2001 hit "Follow Me," joining Kenny Chesney for the country hit "When The Sun Goes Down"

1970
Conway Twitty rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Hello Darlin'"

1964
Buck Owens' "Together Again" takes him to #1 again on the Billboard country chart

1943
Joe Stampley is born in Springhill, Louisiana. He peppers an 11-year string of hits, beginning in 1972, with such titles as "Soul Song," "All These Things" and "Roll On Big Mama," expanding his career in a series of "good ol' boy" duets with Moe Bandy

No comments:

Post a Comment